Hi, I’m Sharon Atkinson. I have the privilege of teaching kindergarten here at Lakeview. Being a teacher means so much to me. Playing school was always one of my favorite things to do when I was young. Now it’s very important to me because I want to help the kiddos I have in my classes learn how to be thinkers. My fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Calhoun, realized I didn’t know how to read well. She worked with me in ways that were unheard of at the time. As an adult I have become an avid reader, but not a fast reader. My desire is to help my students learn to be independent thinkers. It is also exciting to stretch their brains! A motto I have adopted in the past few years is "Be a Thinker"! I want students to leave my classroom knowing how to think about and work to get what they need, and not expect someone else to do it for them. Another motto in my class is "Practice makes us better". I want my students to realize most people must work/practice long and hard to shine at their giftedness. I love watching people of all ages learn, and I enjoy continuing to learn myself. I enjoy being team leader where I am able to have a leadership role. I am also a part of our Foundations committee at LVE which helps lead our school in implementing campus wide expectations. I was named Teacher of the Year here at Lakeview in 2016-17! What an honor that my peers would think so much of my teaching and leadership.
I’ve been married to Greg for 24 years. Thankfully he is very understanding about my passion for teaching. He loves playing golf and watching football. We have two grown sons, Kenny and Scott. In my spare time, ha ha, I enjoy reading, gardening, and creating things on the computer. We are members at Parkway Fellowship where we worship with fellow Christ followers.